Story By: Dalton Bishop
TOPP Motorsports and Ione, California’s Justin Grant has teamed up for the 2018 USAC Amsoil National Sprint Car season. Coming off of a top three finish in both driver and owner points independently for USAC National Sprints in 2017, the team has partnered for the upcoming season to make a run at the USAC National Sprint title. Grant stated “I am so grateful for the opportunity to drive for TOPP Motorsports, i’m really looking forward to wearing the TOPP name and working with such a talented team”. Grant comes off of a stellar season, finishing second in USAC National Sprint by a mere six points and receiving various honors for his versatility and performance. He was recently announced as the winner of the Prosource Fast Time Award Challenge for earning fast qualifier eight different times in 2017. Grant was the only driver in 2017 to start all USAC National point races – Silver Crown, Midgets and Sprints – and was one of only two drivers across all divisions to win feature events in each division. It was recently announced that Grant’s consistency in performance across the three National USAC divisions has earned him the coveted Mike Curb “Super License” and a $5,000 award.
Where will “Sunshine” (Tyler Courtney) go?
After running the full USAC National Sprint Schedule with the TOPP Motorsports team Indianapolis, Indiana’s Tyler Courtney will be looking for new adventures in 2018. Coming off a top 4 finish in the USAC National Sprint points, Courtney should have no trouble finding a Sprint Car ride. Courtney had a stellar year in the Clauson-Marshall racing 7BC Midget. Courtney won the opening prelim night at the Chili Bowl Nationals in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Courtney also won the opening night of Indiana Midget Week at Montpelier Motor Speedway in Montpelier, Indiana.